Kushal Kumar Jha
Yuvraj Singh may make a comeback in Domestic Cricket
Yuvraj Singh has apparently written to BCCI asking for permission to allow him to play for the Punjab Cricket Team. Yuvraj admits that he seeks permission from BCCI to resume playing Domestic Cricket along with other worldwide franchise-based domestic teams. According to BCCI rules, only retired players are allowed to play in Overseas Leagues. According to Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) secretary Puneet Bali, the confirmation for Yuvraj to play for the domestic team could come as early as Thursday.
In an interview given by Yuvraj Singh to Cricbuzz, he mentions his desire to help Punjab win Championships. Yuvraj said, "I had to get into the nets to show younger players a few other elements, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well I was hitting the ball even though I hadn't held a bat for a really long time."
Yuvraj Singh reportedly spent his last few months training young Punjab players like Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, and Anmolpreet Singh at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. During these training sessions, the player of the Tournament at the 2011 World Cup has apparently awakened his desire to play again for the Punjab Cricket Team.
Yuvraj also expressed that "The motivation is to help Punjab win championships. Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh), myself, we have won tournaments, but we haven't done it together for Punjab, so that was a big factor in my final call. Obviously, Shubman is already playing for India, and I feel there's plenty of potential in the other three boys. If I can contribute in any way to their development and to the development of Punjab cricket, then that will be wonderful. After all, playing for Punjab is what paved the way for my international career."
This news will surely boost the morale of the Punjab domestic team and the fans alike.